About Wetlands Preservation Foundation

The Wetlands Preservation Foundation (WPF) is a

501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization, formed in 2016 by the Cortopassi Family Foundation to restore and preserve sustainable San Joaquin Delta wetlands in conjunction with sustainable agricultural cropping.

 

Mission

 

WPF's primary preservation mission is to rehabilitate degraded Delta agland into "wildlife-friendly" rice-centric agriculture which is SUSTAINABLE. Rice cropping provides many benefits; it stops peat subsidence; eliminates release of atmospheric carbon; increases wildlife productivity; and provides sustainable economic opportunity to Delta tenant Farmers. (WPF does no solicit public funds to accomplish its Preservation Mission)

Sandhill Cranes grazing on harvested rice fields at the Black Hole.

WPF's secondary mission is to:

  1. Demonstrate to Delta Farmers how/why wildlife-friendly rice cropping provides superior profitability versus other cropping alternatives

  2. Demonstrate to the Environmental community how/why wildlife-friendly rice cropping provides superior wildlife productivity

Advisory Board

Dino
Cortopassi
Gino
Cortopassi
Brady
Whitlow

Officers

Brady
Whitlow
Diane
Malcoun

Chief Financial Officer

Donald
Lenz

Chief Administrative Officer